Oregon Building Congress in partnership with Centennial, Gresham-Barlow, Parkrose, and Reynolds School Districts sponsors a public, tuition-free charter high school, called the OBC Academy for Architecture, Construction and Engineering (ACE). ACE opened its doors for the 2008-2009 school year and is currently serving its first junior class. ACE is a shared-time program for junior, and next year senior, students that is comprised of learners from the sponsoring school districts, neighboring high schools and home schools. ACE offers a math, science, English and technical skills curriculum in the design-build industry delivered in an integrated, hands-on setting. Industry partnerships are integral to students' experiences at ACE. To learn more about ACE, visit the school's website at www.acecharterschool.org.
Become an ACE Student
The ACE Academy is currently accepting applications for the 2013-2014 school year. The school is open to junior and senior students from Centennial, Gresham-Barlow, Parkrose and Reynolds School Districts. Click here to learn more and apply for the ACE Academy!
Taste of ACE Spring Break Program for Middle Schoolers
During the week-long program, students will explore the fields of architecture, construction and engineering as they are taught at the ACE Academy - through engaging, hands-on, project-based learning. Participating students will spend the week learning about the ACE subjects as they work in the real world. Students will go on field trips to working construction sites. They will build on the shop floor to better understand math and science. They will meet professionals to explore the many career paths available in the design-build industry.
ACE Summer Academy for 8th, 9th and 10th Graders
Much like the Taste of ACE Spring Break program, the ACE Summer Academy will introduce students to architecture, construction and engineering through a combination of hands-on learning, site visits and teamwork. The three-week intensive program is open to rising 8th, 9th and 10th graders from ACE's sponsoring school districts - Centennial, Gresham-Barlow, Parkrose and Reynolds.
Check back in the spring for the 2013 ACE Summer Academy Student Application.
Have questions about the ACE Academy or any of its programs, call Kathy Kollenburn at 503.546.9928 x. 462 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.